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AMERICAN EXPERIENCE details Jesse Owens early career; describes Adolf Hitler's outsized ambitions for the 1936 Olympics; explores the movement in Western democracies to boycott the event; and explains the pressures on Owens to attend. The film also explores why, despite his success in Germany, Owens struggled to find a place for himself in a United States that was still wrestling with its own deeply entrenched racism.
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PBSAmerican Experience: Jesse Owens DVD
 
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5.0

SPEAKING OF TOLERANCE

By Don't have one

from Houston, Texas

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Comments about PBS American Experience: Jesse Owens DVD:

I had heard all my life about Jesse Owens, as my father was a track star in Chicago at the same time. He bragged about Jesse Owens. It was especially meaningful to me. I don't think I would have been so tolerant re all that occurred in his life both in
America as well as in Germany. He was indeed the fastest runner in the world and your depiction of his life was wonderful, thank you for giving me the chance to say..
Whether it matters or not, I am white.

(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great documentary!

By Roy Marine

from Silverdale WA

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Comments about PBS American Experience: Jesse Owens DVD:

Well done as always.

(9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

An accurate American Experience revealed

By Cimarron

from Vancouver, WA

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Comments about PBS American Experience: Jesse Owens DVD:

This documentary accurately reveals the sentiments surrounding what it would been like to be a "[*]" from the time of his birth up until the time of his death in the United States. Many of the "colored" troops during WWII have had similar experiences. It is sad but it seems that the only way for most Americans to "Experience" and empathize with "[*]" of the 20th Century is via sports. This was excellent!

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